Our History Timeline
We know that every business is unique, which is why we offer customised and flexible financial solutions to suit individual companies, with Contract Hire as the most frequently sought-after financing option.
Did you know the original Hireco trailers were used to deliver coal and for farming in Ireland? The idea of trailer rental developed over the summer months renting flats to local businesses.
Fully Fledged Rental Company
The business developed into a fully-fledged rental company, when Pat Carson acquired both Hireco NI & Hireco Dublin.
First Base In England
Hireco established their first base in England through the acquisition of Transport Logistics in Membury to form Hireco TL Ltd. This acquisition added 300 trailers to the fleet.
Over 1000 Trailers
As the company developed, Hireco opened a branch in Thatcham and the fleet then totalled over 1000 trailers.
James Smith Joins Hireco
James Smith joined the company in 2006 as Managing Director of Hireco TL Ltd. Hireco established a key partnership with leading manufacturer Dennison trailers.
Partnership With SDC
Hireco built upon these key partnerships by connecting with SDC trailers to form a strong and successful relationship.
Over 2000 Trailers
In the last 2 years Hireco successfully doubled their overall fleet size to over 2000 trailers due to a successful fleet acquisition strategy. 2008 also saw Hireco build a key partnership with Schmitz Cargobull.
Acquisition of JB Trucking
Hireco increased their fleet by another 400 trailers through acquisition of JB Trucking.
The Certus Digital Pen Platform
In 2010 Hireco recognised the need to invest in market leading technology. The Certus digital pen platform was developed to provide real time and customer accessible fleet documentation and management.
Over 3000 Trailers
Hireco reached a milestone in 2010 of 3000 trailers operating across the UK and Ireland.
Opening of Belfast Office
A central maintenance and accounts team were set up in a brand new office in Belfast.
Hireco continued to be the biggest buyer in the UK with an investment of over £25m on 1,149 new build trailers.
Partnership with Mercedes
Hireco developed a key partnership with Mercedes following the introduction of brand new trucks to their fleet.
Further Investment of New Fleet
This investment on new fleet continued in 2015 by adding an additional 1,000 trailers to the fleet showing an investment of over £20m.